Caleb Crew, from Fairfax County, Virginia, strangled his wife to death and dumped her body into the Occoquan River shortly after she decided to not follow through on a domestic abuse charge.
Caleb, 27, will serve life in prison for the first-degree murder of his wife, Andrea Crew, 31, the mother of his two young children. He pled guilty in October to the crime.
The couple had fought after leaving the Fairfax County Courthouse in August.
This came on the heels of Andrea agreeing to not go through with the domestic abuse charge, according to Thomas Walsh, Caleb’s attorney.
Fearing that Andrea may call the authorities again, Caleb dragged her into the back of his Jeep in front of a credit union, and proceeded to strangle her with one hand, Chief Deputy Commonwealth Attorney Casey Lingan said.
When that hand grew tired, he used both hands before he was interrupted by two people walking past the vehicle.
Caleb then took part of a suit coat and stuffed it in Andrea’s mouth and cinched his tie around her neck.
He then told her, “Goodbye,” Lingan said.